Fodor's Expert Review Christiansholm Festning

Kristiansand Historic District/Site

This circular fortress with 16-foot-thick walls, on a promontory opposite Festningsgata, was completed in 1672. Its role has been much more decorative than defensive; it was used once, in 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars, to defend the city against British invasion. Now it contains art exhibits. However, the best part is walking around the grounds.

Historic District/Site Cruise Historical

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Kristiansand, Vest-Agder  4610, Norway

-38–07–51–50-number is for Kristiansand municipality

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Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–Feb.

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